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TAG in Regular Classroom (TRC)

Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program

The Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program at Barack Obama Elementary is provided for identified students in grades two through six. Students in first and third grades will be assessed in the fall. TAG in the Regular Classroom Program (TRC) provides TAG identified students in the attendance area school an enriched, thematic, interdisciplinary educational experience beyond the PGCPS core curricula. The TRC Program offers appropriate advanced activities using strategies of Differentiated Instruction within the regular classroom. This model is appropriate for schools with larger TAG populations (50+). The pace and rigor of instruction for these gifted students should be based on student readiness, interests, and learning profile.

Enriched approach to language arts integrating the areas of literature, reading, composition.

Components of the TRC Program

  • TAG students are cluster grouped with at least 7 other TAG students
  • Guided Independent Study/advanced research opportunities
  • Junior Great Books Discussion Program
  • William &  Mary Jacob’s Ladder Program
  • Advanced Author Studies 
  • Instruction and activities reflecting Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles
  • Gifted Students with Special Learning Needs (GSLN) Services (selected sites)
  • Off-site educational, scientific, and artistic enrichment opportunities

Differentiated Instructional Strategies in the Heterogeneous Classroom

  • pre-assessments
  • curriculum compacting
  • tiered assignments
  • flexible grouping
  • independent study
  • acceleration
  • concept-based/interdisciplinary units
  • learning/interest centers
  • enrichment clusters

PGCPS TAG Information

TAG Learning Resources